Risa M. Chalfin is an associate at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer practicing in the area of Commercial Litigation. Ms. Chalfin practices and appears in both New Jersey state and federal courts. Ms. Chalfin has handled a wide variety of business litigation matters. She focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and disputes involving fiduciary duties, shareholder derivative actions, contracts, fraud, and estate/probate litigation. She has experience in a wide-range of chancery practice matters, including restrictive covenants, will contests, and shareholder disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chalfin was the law clerk for the Honorable Glenn Berman, Chancery Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. During her term as a law clerk, Judge Berman presided over the State v. Ravi trial. While in law school, Ms. Chalfin interned for the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Football League.
Ms. Chalfin is a Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association. She serves on the Young Lawyers Committee for the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Chalfin is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Ms. Chalfin has been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2015.
In addition to her engagement within the legal community, Ms. Chalfin is also actively involved with the University of Pennsylvania, acting as Co-Administrative Vice President of her class and interviewing prospective students. She is also committed to helping others with her participation with the Anti-Defamation League.
In her free time she enjoys following the New York Yankees and running.
Area of Emphasis
•Updated Corporate Statutes Make New Jersey More Attractive to Businesses
Speaker, “10 Way That Attorneys Kill Their Own Experts,” Middlesex County Bar Association CLE, November 18, 2014
Moderator, “How to be a Young Lawyer and Excel in the Profession,” Middlesex County Bar Association CLE, June 10, 2013.
Panelist, “Demystifying Chancery Practice,” Middlesex County Bar Association CLE, June 11, 2012.
Moderator, “Professionalism for Young Lawyers,” Middlesex County Bar Association CLE, May 21, 2012.